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#Lent: De-cluttering (our hearts)

Virginia began this Lenten post-a-day gig focusing on tidying up our spiritual homes, utilizing scrub brushes (as necessary) to root out yucky stuff clogging the drains of our hearts & lives. On this Lenten Saturday maybe it’s time to take … Continue reading

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#LENT: Being Still (vs. frenetic)

So much clamors for our time and attention all day long (and at nighttime, too.) Responsibilities tug at us from all sides while distractions deluge us thru social media as we constantly ‘check in.’ During Lent it’s a time to … Continue reading

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#Lent: Keeping Away (from cliff edges)

CAUTION: KEEP AWAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF (Monument Valley, UT) Here’s something for Lent to consider, how close do we get to the cliffs of temptation? “Free cheese is always available in mousetraps.” (Anonymous) It’s been hard for … Continue reading

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#Lent: Hectic Peace (a prayer for)

Amidst our busy weeks it’s sometimes hard to know whether we are coming or going. On this Lenten Wednesday, here’s a prayer from a favorite spiritual writer about just that. “O God, give me the courage to find rest in … Continue reading

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#Lent: Patience, Faith & Butterflies

Earlier this week I blogged about worry (“why pray when you can worry,” oops, make that “why worry when you can pray?”) But worry goes hand in hand with patience. When our patience meters get out of whack, we tend … Continue reading

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#Lent: becoming acts of praise

On this Lenten Thursday (or any day of the year) how do we become acts of praise? “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an … Continue reading

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#Lent: worries vs. prayer(s)

Sometimes worries grab our hearts by the throat (figuratively speaking) and push our peace into pieces. Why pray when we can worry? Maybe our peace meters would increase if we flip that to: ‘why worry when we can pray?’ “Worry … Continue reading

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